Rahul Gandhi visits houses of slain Youth Congress activists


PERIYA: National Congress president Rahul Gandhi visited the houses of slain Youth Congress activists Kripesh and Sarath Lal at Periya in Kasaragod on Thursday.


Rahul has promised to bring justice to the families of the slain Youth Congress workers.

'I can understand the situation. My promise to them is no matter what happens, they will get justice. We will ensure that whoever has done this will be punished”, Rahul Gandi told to the reporters.

“Let me assure those people who had done this, punishment is awaiting you”, he added.

On February 17, two Youth Congress workers Kallyot natives Kripesh (19) and Sarath Lal (21) were hacked to death in a conflict between CPM and Congress at Kallyott in Pulloor-Periya village panchayat in Kasargod.

According to the police report, Youth Congress workers Sarath Lal and Kripesh were returning on a two-wheeler from a function when a car-borne team attacked them at Periya around 8 pm.

The death of Kripesh was confirmed on the spot while Sarath Lal died on the way to a hospital in Mangaluru.

On February 18, Congress President Rahul Gandhi had said the party will not rest till the murderers of two Youth Congress workers are brought to justice.

"The brutal murder of two members of our Youth Congress family in Kasargod, Kerala is shocking. The Congress Party stands in solidarity with the families of these two young men & I send them my deepest condolences," Rahul Gandhi had tweeted.

"We will not rest till the murderers are brought to justice," he added.

He also had a brief meeting with the relatives of slain Youth Congress leader SP Suhaib at the VIP lounge of Kannur international airport at noon.

He promised a CBI probe into the murder if the Congress was voted to power.

29-year-old Shuhaib, an active party man hailing from Mattannur near Kannur was hacked to death on the night of February 12 last year allegedly by CPI(M) activists. He had served as the Mattannur block Youth Congress secretary.

The Congress president was accompanied by senior Congress leaders Mukul Wasnik, leader of opposition Ramesh Chennithala former chief minister Oommen Chandy, KPCC president Mullappally Ramachandran, K Sudhakaran and Satheeshan Pacheny among others.


Image credit: Mangalorean

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